Version 2.8 is out!

Hi everyone!

I’m happy to announce that version 2.8 has been released on Google Play. I told you guys about the upcoming design changes just earlier today, and these changes are packed in today’s release. It’s more beautiful than ever before. Here’s what I wrote about the changes earlier today:

  • Cover photo now appears in portrait mode
  • Important change: The “Play” button has been moved to the Action Bar. There’s been a number of reasons for this, mainly that it no longer distracts on the backdrop / cover image, it allows users to start playback when viewing actors, and it’s easier for non-touch devices to deal with.
  • The text has been updated. It’s now slightly larger and uses different fonts.
  • The Action Bar is almost completely transparent. When viewed on a device in portrait mode, it becomes more opaque as you scroll down. It’s similar to Google Play Music when viewing an album – really quite cool.
  • The Action Bar now splits on phones, so the top part will show the drop-down menu and the bottom one will show the menu icons. This currently only applies to movies as these have far more menu items than TV shows.

I plan on making more visual improvements throughout the application, as I feel it’s gotten a bit outdated compared to how a modern Android application should look and feel these days.

In addition to the visual changes, version 2.8 also introduces support for adding UPnP / DLNA network shares in Mizuu. I still can’t guarantee that it’ll work with all configurations and setups, but give it a try and please provide feedback. I’m naturally looking to make it work with as many configurations as possible. For more details about the UPnP / DLNA support, please read this blog post.

Other than that, the update contains some bug fixes and various minor improvements.

Screenshots

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Download

The update is out on Google Play and is available right now, so go ahead and update!

Patches

Version 2.8.0.1: Fixes a crash with movie and TV show library updates due to a stupid mistake on my part. I’m dumb. Sorry about that, guys.

Version 2.8.0.2: Fixes an issue with the Action Bar on Android 3.2 devices.

Version 2.8.0.3: Fixes an issue with UPnP servers that don’t provide a serial number.

4 Comments

  1. Another great update – keep up the great work! This is one of my all time favourite apps!

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  2. Hi Michell, I like to look at filmposters, so the new layout without the ‘play’-triangle is very much appreciated 🙂

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  3. Nice update!

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